May 25-June 5, 2016
Now and then Doubloon Tours ventures a bit farther from home in search of the roots of our unique culture.
In late May 2016 Doubloon Tours set sail for the heart of Alsace, that scenic, distinctly Germanic region along France's northeastern border. Situated between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River, Alsace is justly famous for its gorgeous forests and meandering wine route along the Rhine valley. With its picturesque medieval villages, mountaintop castles, and remarkable cultural heritage, Alsace is a must-see region of France. We visited typical villages and tasted the local wines (mostly whites: Rieslings, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Muscadet and Gewurtztraminer) and foods (such as choucroute and flammekueche) along the way. Our tour brought us to the charming town of Colmar, known as a wine capital of the region and nicknamed the "petite Venise". Strasbourg, the largest city in Alsace and our home base for the trip, offers a UNESCO World Heritage site with its extraordinary cathedral and its historic center, the Grand Ile. Alsace is also the birthplace of many artists, such as the sculptor Frederic Bartholdi (of Statue of Liberty fame) and the poet and painter Hans Arp (a founder of the Dada movement), along with a slew of lesser known but accomplished medieval artists whose work is on display throughout the region. We thank our guests for sharing an Alsatian adventure!
Group size is 25 people maximum to better provide a personalized, high quality experience for all.
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